The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast’.

The link for this directory is:    www.fyidirectory.co.uk


Please click the above picture for more information on the School-Home-Support partnership and whether it could benefit your child/ren.


There is a new project at Blackpool Carers Centre and through this new project they aim to support carers affected by a loved one’s problematic substance use, providing them with information around substances, addiction and recovery, time and space to discuss the impact of their caring role and opportunities for respite and peer support.

Please use the above contact information should you feel you or any loved ones would benefit from this project.


FREE ADULT COURSES AVAILABLE THROUGH AIM GROUP

A few of the courses they currently have available are listed below ( however we do have over 40 different options available)

  •  Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics, understand conditions, learn how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
  • Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young Peoples mental health, the impact that they have and how to support them with these issues)
  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to manage challenging behaviour)
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (understand characteristics of ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia & Dyscalculia, importance of early diagnosis, assessment methods available to diagnose learning difficulties)

Please follow this link to see if you are eligible.


Empowering Parents Empowering Communities – Being a Parent Course.

They will be running three groups in January starting on Wednesday 12th January. The online group will be run in the evening to enable working parents to attend too.

These are universal groups so parents can book on directly or be referred. If you are interested please provide your name, mobile number, email address and ages of children to school.

The groups are:

Wednesday 10.00-12.00         @The Grange

Wednesday 12.15-2.15           The HealthWorks

Wednesday 6.30-8.30             Online using Google Meet


Blackpool Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a statutory service. They offer free independent, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), and those with disabilities, and their parents or carers who have children and young people 0-25 years.

They work closely with partners including Blackpool Council, nurseries, schools, colleges, social services, health organisations and the voluntary sector. They are part of the National Information Advice and Support Service Network (IASSN) which operates throughout the UK.

Tea and Talk Information Drop-in Sessions

Do you have a child, young person with SEN (Special Educational Needs), or do you feel that your child/young person is struggling with their education?

Do you have questions about how your child should be supported in nursery, school or college?

If so, why not come along to an informal SENDIASS virtual Skype tea and talk information sessions to see how they can help?

Just contact them via email at sendiass@blackpool.gov.uk to let them know which date you would like to go along and they will send you an invitation; it couldn’t be easier!

Session numbers are limited so register early to secure your preferred date.

Dates

Session dates are listed below, times for each are 11.30am to 12.30pm

  • Tuesday 8 June 2021
  • Tuesday 13 July 2021
  • Tuesday 3 August 2021
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021
  • Tuesday 9 November 2021
  • Tuesday 7 December 2021
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022
  • Tuesday 8 March 2022
  • Tuesday 5 April 2022
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022

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Parents’ Toolkit: SEND

BBC Bitesize have put together this guidance for parents/carers of children with SEND in understanding supporting their children at home.


The Work Club @ The Bridge is back! Please click this link for more information on accessing help to get back into work.



Please visit facebook.com/blackpoolfoodbank for more information.